Ah, summer. The season for BBQs, pool parties, iced tea, and of course, the dreaded swim suit. If you’re a mom you probably approach this season with the same excitement you have for getting your teeth pulled.   Between the baby fat...
It's the question that every young married couple hates to hear, "When are you two going to have a baby?" My husband and I have heard that question so many times we have lost count.  When we met in college,...
New life is so precious. Those exhilarating moments just after your newborn has exited your body in an explosion of searing pain and now lays cuddled safe and warm on mama’s chest. The space where all the pain of...
I'm one of the many, many people who jumped on the houseplant bandwagon during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. I'm honestly surprised I didn't get on board sooner. My husband and I own a lawn and landscaping company,...
I know this post will be read by the people who aren't the problem, but I have to say something. When I had my first child, Caroline, I took her to the store when she was about two weeks old....
I've tried to write this post a thousand different times in a thousand different ways. And I have come up with no clever way to say these words.  So I'll just say them plainly.  My VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean)...
I'm currently pregnant with Baby #3 and slightly panicking about having a "right-smack-dab-in-the-middle-of-holiday-craziness" baby. But it's fine. It's fine. Everything's fine. I'm fine. Its nothing a little planning and lowering of expectations can't help! When you know you're having...
Before I ever got pregnant, I decided I was going to be a formula mom. I was raised on formula, so I figured it wasn't a big deal. Well, I got pregnant, had my baby, breastfed for five weeks with...
The year was 2017. I had a newborn and an almost two-year-old who I was potty training. No one told me to try to potty train a 22-month-old immediately after giving birth, but there I was. I was sure -...
Dear Woman in the Restaurant, My husband and I were enjoying our lunch the other day when you came up to us mid-meal to tell us that that our daughter was "sweet and beautiful" and you appreciated us having such a quiet...
Breastfeeding my baby girl was a priority and an important parenting choice from the moment the pregnancy test was positive. Many of my closest friends breastfed their babies. It had to be easy. My neighbor had a freezer full...
  Breastfeeding, breastfeeding, breastfeeding... breast is best they say. I just want to start off by saying FED IS BEST! But, for those mamas who are set on walking the breastfeeding journey or are more lax about trying it and seeing...

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